The U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) Elite Athlete Health Insurance Program (EAHI) provides a level of base support by offering a program of health and major medical insurance for designated Elite Athletes in order to minimize the out-of-pocket expenses incurred by insured athletes for costs of medical care.
Each National Governing Body (NGB) receives from the USOC a guaranteed number of EAHI slots to distribute to its Elite Athletes. Distribution of these EAHI slots is based on criteria established by the NGB and approved by the USOC.
USA Taekwondo 2013 criteria:
- Number of EAHI slots allocated: 16 (8 men; 8 women)
B. Eligibility and Criteria Approved for EAHI:
- Athletes who are named to the 2013 World Championship Team at the conclusion of the 2013 National Team Trials (January 2013, Colorado Springs, CO) will be offered EAHI.
- Athletes who are named as replacements to the 2013 World Championship Team following the conclusion of the 2013 National Team Trials may be offered EAHI based on rank and gender, not to exceed the fourth ranked replacement athlete.
If there are additional slots available after all of the eligible athletes have accepted or declined the coverage, the slots will remain unused.